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THS: Where are the Pelicans now?

In 2004, the News Journal introduced the Pelicans in Paradise - artfully done Pelican statues that raised money for their Newspapers in Education program. Over the past three years, the statues have been dispersed out into the community. We would like to know where are they? Here is the list - [...]

Gannett 2Q report: Profits up; ads down

Gannett Co. reported higher second-quarter profits yesterday thanks to the sale of several newspapers. The largest newspaper publisher in the country (which locally includes Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola  Business Journal, Home & Garden, Bella, Pelican and GoSport)  posted net earnings of [...]

Moms duke it out at Disney

Moms duke it out at Disney

Couldn't resist the headline. The amazing thing about the story, which appears in the Orlando Sentinel, is that neither of the two mothers who battled at the Mad Hatters Tea Cups in the Magic Kingdom are from Pensacola. Read: Mom charged in attack at Disney World's tea cup ride

SR Sheriff may cut 50 jobs

SR Sheriff may cut 50 jobs

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendall Hall has told WEAR TV 3 that he needs an extra $3 million. If he doesn't get it,  he'll have to cut about 25 deputies and 25 other staff positions - including elementary school resource officers and the people who run the crime prevention program. I say, "Do [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

ThursDaily Dose The trial of Brandon Ward has its day about MySpace.com. Lima beans shut down H&O Restaurant. And The Zoo loses another animal. Niceville business complain about road construction. Girls Gone Wild worker has his day in Bay Co. court...it doesn't go well.

2008 LEAP Class named

Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has named its 2008 Leadership Pensacola class: Marie Adams, The Adaugeo Group Edward Akin, Allstates Employer Services Inc. Hope Allen, Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Glenn Barclay, Blake Management Company Russell Beaty, City of [...]

Murzin & the Blues

Mark your calendars and have your checkbooks ready. State Rep. Dave Murzin is hosting some Republican House Leaders Friday to watch the Blue Angels practice then do some fundraising events from 5-6:30 p.m. at McGuire's and after that they'll be at the Fish House.

Foley uses campaign funds for defense

Foley uses campaign funds for defense

Buried in the Federal Election Commission campaign finance reports is one from former Palm Beach Congressman Mark Foley. Foley, resigned after his sexually explicit emails and text messages to House pages (some of which were sent while he was in Pensacola) were reported in the news. Foley reported [...]

Edwards top fundraiser in Panhandle

Edwards top fundraiser in Panhandle

The Federal Trade Commission has calculated the contributions to the presidential candidates for the 325xx zip codes up through 6/30/07. John Edwards is the top fundraiser - receiving 34% of all funds contributed in the region. Democrats have out contributed Republicans, $45,194 to $41,357. The one [...]

Dow Jones board approves sale

Dow Jones board approves sale

Last night, the Dow Jones Board board approved FOX owner Rupert Murdoch's $5 billion bid for the company that owns the Wall Street Journal. There still is some doubt whether the Bancroft family will go through with the sale. Leslie Hill, a member of the Bancroft family, and Dieter von [...]

Panhandle news roundup

Panhandle news roundup

WedsDaily Dose Escambia Co. school janitors upset jobs are being outsourced. Front Porch, not firefighters, gets another article in the Pensacola News Journal.

Why little cement dust at Port

In 2004, there was a big debate about a cement supplier coming to the Port of Pensacola.  There were dire predictions of downtown being covered with cement dust and the noise from the Port being deafening. None of these have come true. In fact, Pensacola is receiving some attention on the [...]

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